2014 Coaching Staff
Scott Steinmann - Manager - Scott Steinmann returns for his second stint at the helm for the LumberKings. Steinmann, who leads the 2014 club, led Clinton to a 69-68 record in 2009. After his first season in Clinton, Steinmann moved to Seattle's Short Season A-ball team, the Everett AquaSox. An assistant in Everett in 2010 and 2012, Steinmann managed the AquaSox to a 37-39 record in 2011. A former member of the Mariners farm system, Steinman has managed throughout the Seattle minor league system. In addition to his time in Clinton and Everett, he has also managed the Mariners Arizona League club (2003-2004), and two former Mariners affiliates, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (2005) and the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (2008).
Cibney Bello - Pitching Coach - Cibney Bello is a new addition to the LumberKings staff for 2014. Bello will serve as the Clinton pitching coach, a position he held with the Mariners Arizona Rookie League team in 2012/2013. Similar to Clinton Manager Scott Steinmann, Bello also played in the Mariners farm system. He pitched for a number of Seattle affiliates from 2000 to 2007, before he made the move to the independent leagues until 2010.
Brent Johnson - Hitting Coach - Johnson, 31, begins his first season with the LumberKings and third in the Mariners organization. Johnson will serve as the hitting coach, a position he held in 2013 with the Pulaski Mariners. He began the 2013 season as a coach with the Tacoma Rainiers before the move to Pulaski once their season got underway. Johnson spent seven years in the Mariners system, and reached as high as AAA in 2008. He and his wife Amanda have three children, Braden, Blake, and Beckett.
Geoff Swanson - Athletic Trainer - Swanson, 25, begins his first season with the LumberKings and third as an athletic trainer in the Mariners minor league system. Prior to joining the LumberKings, Swanson was an athletic trainer intern in the Arizona League in 2012 and spent last season in the Appalachian League with the Pulaski Mariners. Swanson earned his B.S. degree in Athletic Training from the University of Illinois in 2010 and went on to earn his Masters in Health Education from Penn State University in 2012.
Taylor Nakamura - Performance Specialist - Nakamura, 30, begins his third season as a performance specialist in the Mariners Minor League system and first year with Clinton. He has held the same position each of the past two years at Mariners affiliates, with Pulaski in 2012 and with Everett in 2013. Nakamura received his B.S. in Exercise Science at Central Washington University, and his Master's of Science in Human Movement from A.T. Still University. Nakamura has a 7-year-old daughter named Cilantra.